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  1. Who will land Jose Abreu?

    Jim Bowden

    Over the past few years we've seen a trio of Cuban defectors receive big free-agent contracts and subsequently take the league by storm. Aroldis Chapman, Yoenis Cespedes and Yasiel Puig all came to the majors with a lot of hype, and thus far all have...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  2. Daniels, Dombrowski must prepare to act

    Jim Bowden

    In the face of apparently overwhelming evidence, Ryan Braun has relented. Major League Baseball suspended the Milwaukee Brewers left fielder on Monday for the remainder of the 2013 seasons, which amounts to 65 games. He avoided suspension in 2012 ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  3. Jurickson Profar must play every day

    Jim Bowden

    If the following scenario sounds keenly familiar to Texas Rangers fans, it should. A veteran player realizes he must move to another position to make room for a young budding star, despite making the All-Star team and earning a Gold Glove the prio...

    Blog | March 22, 2013
  4. Ranking the offseason for all 30 teams

    Jim Bowden

    It was an active offseason that witnessed the trade of a Cy Young Award winner, several large, multiteam trades and an inflated free-agent market. So to evaluate and rank the offseason of all 30 teams, I took into account the following factors: &...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  5. PED mess a tough spot for Rizzo, Daniels

    Jim Bowden

    There is nothing worse for a general manager than to be blindsided by allegations of impropriety by one of your players. True or false, the news causes an immediate maelstrom of controversy, uncertainty and turmoil. And that's exactly what happen...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  6. 5 best moves yet to be made

    Jim Bowden

    We've already seen plenty of wheeling and dealing this winter, but there are some teams with holes still to fill. Here are five moves out there to be made that would change the fortunes of a few contenders. 1. Texas Rangers-Miami Marlins trade ...

    Blog | December 27, 2012
  7. Hamilton to Angels, Dickey next?

    Jim Bowden

    For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Angels have swooped in to land the biggest free agent out there, signing Josh Hamilton to a five-year deal worth $125 million. The Angels got incredible production from Torii Hunter last year, so Hamil...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  8. 5 bold predictions for winter meetings

    Jim Bowden

    Despite my being a veteran of countless winter meetings, baseball's annual gathering still manages to surprise me. Whether it's a blockbuster trade or an out-of-the-blue free-agent signing, the winter meetings always provide a handful of happenings. ...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  9. Agents to watch at winter meetings

    Jim Bowden

    Make no mistake -- Scott Boras is always the headliner among agents at baseball's annual winter meetings. He loves the limelight and will make sure to walk by the media area at optimum times and hold court. He's always entertaining, and his strong...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  10. Best fits for 10 elite free agents

    Jim Bowden

    Every team entering the offseason would love a shot at even one (if not several) of the top available players on the free-agent market. But that often only comes with a particular equilibrium of financial resources and baseball needs. Below are 1...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  11. Five trades for David Wright

    Jim Bowden

    After the New York Mets picked up David Wright's $16 million club option for 2013 earlier this week, the club is officially on the clock. The Mets have exactly one year of control left to lock down the face of their franchise. In essence, Wright is t...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  12. What's next for Atlanta and Texas?

    Jim Bowden

    After more than seven months and 162 games, the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers won 93 and 94 games, respectively. Their seasons ended in the span of three hours, as they became the first teams to lose in MLB's new wild-card elimination game form...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  13. 5 FAs who could boost stock in October

    Jim Bowden

    In 2004, outfielder Carlos Beltran came into the season making $9 million on a one-year contract with the Kansas City Royals. By the time 2005 spring training rolled around, he was with the New York Mets making $119 million on a seven-year contract w...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  14. Relievers who could be starters

    Jim Bowden

    With five weeks left in the season, general managers are scouting the top starting pitchers who will lead this offseason's free-agent class. That includes the Los Angeles Angels' Zack Greinke, the St. Louis Cardinals' Kyle Lohse, the Washington Natio...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  15. Melky's mess is Swisher's gain

    Jim Bowden

    For most people watching San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, his 2012 season so far seemed almost too good to be true. Turns out it was. His dream season began in May when he earned the 100th hit of 2012 in his 291st plate appearance, b...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  16. Rangers can't match what Angels did

    Jim Bowden

    Mike Trout is putting himself in position to win not only AL Rookie of the Year but AL MVP, and his general manager is making a case for executive of the year. By swinging a blockbuster for Zack Greinke on Friday, Los Angeles Angels GM Jerry Dipoto h...

    Blog | July 28, 2012